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Voicing the Void
Voicing the Void (February 1997)
Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction
Sara R. Horowitz - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Explores the connections between muteness and the complicated acts of survival, testimony, memory, and interpretation, through focused readings of Holocaust fiction by Kosinski, Wiesel, Tournier, Ida Fink, and others.

Through new close readings of Holocaust fiction, this book takes the field of Holocaust Studies in an important new direction. Reading a wi...(Read More)
 
 
Will to Live
Will to Live (September 1995)
One Family's Story of Surviving the Holocaust
Adam Starkopf - Author

This book is the story of a Jewish family's survival in Nazi-occupied Poland by assuming "Aryan" identities.
This story of a Jewish family's survival in Nazi-occupied Poland by assuming "Aryan" identities shows the Starkopf family's courage and tremendous will to live. The book documents their journey from Warsaw to the immediate vicinity of one of the most frightful places on earth--the Treblinka death camp. The Starkopfs survive on fa...(Read More)
 
 
Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler
Meditations of a Holocaust Traveler (August 1995)
Gerald E. Markle - Author

This book travels across time, place, and subject to ponder the meaning of the Holocaust for contemporary cultures.
"Markle selects and defines three basic issues of Holocaust studies and demonstrates how sociological and social-psychological scholarship illuminates these issues. The reader grasps the connection between these issues because of Markle's skillful transitions. His intermixing of his own personal experiences in approaching ...(Read More)
 
 
Dachau
Dachau (March 1995)
The Harrowing of Hell
Marcus J. Smith - Author

A U.S. Army doctor describes the fight to save 32,000 survivors of Dachau.

Marcus Smith was the sole medical officer attached to a small displaced person (DP) team that was sent to the Dachau concentration camp the day after it was liberated by Allied troops and several days before the shocking conditions of the camp were publicized throughout the world.

Several years after his experience at Dachau, believing that we must never ...(Read More)
 
 
Home Is Somewhere Else
Home Is Somewhere Else (July 1994)
Autobiography in Two Voices
Desider Furst - Author
Lilian R. Furst - Author

Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in March of 1938, Desider Furst, his wife, and his daughter suddenly found themselves hunted outlaws, holders of a German passport branded with a red "J" for Jewish. They escaped from Vienna and eventually settled in England, where they spent the war years as "enemy aliens." In 1971 they emigrated once more, this time voluntarily, to the United States. Home is Somewhere Else is a dual-voice, autobio...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Jewish Faith
Rethinking Jewish Faith (July 1994)
The Child of a Survivor Responds
Steven L. Jacobs - Author

This book addresses the faith of a member of the "Second Generation"--the offspring of the original survivors of the Shoah . It is a re-examination of those categories of faith central to the Jewish Religious Experience in light of the Shoah: God, Covenant, Prayer, Halakhah and Mitzvot, Life-Cycle, Festival Cycle, Israel and Zionism, and Christianity from the perspective of a child of a survivor.

"Rabbi Jacobs' ...(Read More)
 
 
Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil
Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil (July 1993)
A Report on the Beguilings of Evil
Fred Emil Katz - Author

"A worthy contribution to Holocaust literature: superb, dispassionate analysis of the roots of evil, perpetrated most often in lockstep with the culture that encourages and reinforces it." — Kirkus Discoveries

"The most interesting part of this book for me as a student of the Holocaust is the use of sociological categories to interpret the actions of the perpetrators and to a lesser extent the bystanders a...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis and Covenant
Crisis and Covenant (October 1985)
The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction
Alan L. Berger - Author

I am convinced that this book will be an important contribution to the understanding of events and issues that defy understanding.

"Much has been written about the theology of the Holocaust, and also about the literature of the Holocaust. What Alan Berger has done is to combine both. Furthermore, he deals more with writers than with concepts, or rather: he deals with concepts through the works of writers." -- Elie Wiesel, Andrew W. Mellon ...(Read More)
 
 
Education in the Third Reich
Education in the Third Reich (June 1985)
Race and History in Nazi Textbooks
Gilmer W. Blackburn - Author

In its determination to take absolute control, the Third Reich focused on the nation's youth, reserving for the schools the vital task of refashioning the German psyche. This book examines these propaganda efforts--one of the most radical and far-reaching experiments in educational history.

The book focuses on the manipulation of the German past, one of the primary means of state intervention to ensure the triumph of the racial idea in histo...(Read More)
 
 
Versions of Survival
Versions of Survival (June 1982)
The Holocaust and the Human Spirit
Lawrence L. Langer - Author

Versions of Survival focuses on the efforts to rehabilitate the human image after it has been tempered in the crucible of the Holocaust. It examines the ways in which psychology,
language, and literary art distort or illuminate that effort. It insists on the importance of confronting the inhuman, to say nothing of the unthinkable, when probing survival during the Holocaust and the sources of man's moral being.

The ...(Read More)
 
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